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  • consolidation
    Religion as a conservative force
  • All the theories so far have one thing in common..
    They emphasise how religion helps to maintain the current social order
    They highlight how religion reinforces certain ideas in society
    They emphasise how religion meets the emotional/psychological needs of individuals and prevents social breakdown
    They note how religion promotes conformity
    They show how religion prevents society from changing
  • 1.Reviewing functionalism
  • 2. Reviewing the ‘new right’
  • 3. Reviewing Marxism
  • 4. Reviewing feminism
  • Paragraph style..
    Open with introducing the perspective (show understanding/basic theory awareness)
    Link to issue of social change/conservative force
    Present at least 3 relevant points – explain – link to social change – illustrate
    Evaluation – offer criticisms (with reference to social change where possible)
  • Getting started
    Functionalism is a structural consensus theory which explores ………They highlight how institutions…… particularly the importance for………..
    Functionalists note how religion may prevent social change because….
    In terms of religion, they note how it helps to maintain social order. Durkheim explores………… An example of this is……….By performing this function, religion acts as a conservative force because……… (at least three points needed)
    However, this approach has been criticised because…….
    Also, in terms of social change, the functionalist approach is problematic because………
  • Essay question
    “Religion can be both a conservative force and an initiator of social change”
    To what extent do sociological arguments and evidence support this view of religion?